Awards are not made on the basis of long, faithful, or loyal service alone, but rather for service that is truly distinguished. Recipients of this award have provided a broad spectrum of services to the university in both official and unofficial capacities.
Suggestion for Award Nominations
The committee is interested in receiving a diverse group of nominees representing as many colleges and units as possible. Please put forth names and brief rationales in support of deserving candidates.
Please submit nominations to Leslie Bleiweiss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All nominations are considered for three years, therefore, nominations previously submitted need not be resubmitted. However, an update of information already provided will be accepted.
Full Nomination Process
Following a first review, some nominators will be asked to provide additional information, including letters of support, so that nominees may be fully considered for recognition.
In establishing the award, the Board of Trustees stated that "the key thought in selecting persons for the award should be distinguished service to The Ohio State University. Such service may be rendered either on or off campus, and by persons either officially connected with the university or not so connected."
Nominees may include those who have served in academic or administrative positions at the university, as well as alumni and other non-university individuals.
Awards are not made on the basis of long, faithful, or loyal service alone, but rather for service that is truly distinguished, defined as "noted, eminent, famous, made conspicuous by excellence."
Awards are not made to those considered eligible for an Honorary Degree on the basis of scholarly achievement, or to those who have previously received such a degree or the Sullivant Medal from the university.
Customarily, no faculty or staff member is recognized until at least one year after retirement.
Timetable of Activities
Ongoing: Deadline for submitting suggestions for award nominations.
February 2020: Recommendations submitted to Board of Trustees.
Spring/Summer/Autumn 2020: Recipients receive awards at commencement ceremonies.